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Observatory Tower, at Walton Lodge 10 Metres West of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7932 / 51°47'35"N

Longitude: -0.0126 / 0°0'45"W

OS Eastings: 537156

OS Northings: 212373

OS Grid: TL371123

Mapcode National: GBR KBT.HMG

Mapcode Global: VHGPP.Q6P5

Entry Name: Observatory Tower, at Walton Lodge 10 Metres West of House

Listing Date: 30 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355836

Location: Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Great Amwell

Built-Up Area: Great Amwell

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Amwell with St Margaret's

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 3712 (north side)
Great Amwell village
12/28 Observatory Tower,
at Walton Lodge 10 metres
west of house


2-storeys observatory tower. C18, moved to present site by Mylne
family between 1822 and 1839. Originally built by Mr Hodson of
Hoddesdon about half a mile SSE of village (Heath (1980) 64).
Buff brick with short top section of weatherboarded timber
framing. Conical roof of tiles. Lead top and ball finial. Roof
basically square on plan but with segmental convex curve to each
side. Wide boarded soffit with shaped bracket in centre. Square
tower has wide corner pilaster buttresses, projecting floor band
and corbelled dentilled courses below the timberframed section.
Large round headed blocked opening with low sill on E and E and W
on ground floor. Recessed sash window on upper floor with flat
gauged arch and upper sash three times higher than lower sash.
Lower opening blocked by riven laths and plastered.

Listing NGR: TL3715612373

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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